Coborn’s, Inc., the parent company of Coborn’s, Cash Wise Foods, Marketplace Foods and Tadych’s Marketplace grocery and liquor stores, has long been conscious of its responsibility to respect and acknowledge the sacrifices of veterans and first responders. For that reason, during the month of September, the company’s grocery and liquor stores partnered with Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization that provides life-changing educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled U.S. service members and first responders.
“Coborn’s, Inc, and our family of retail grocery and liquor stores, is proud to have supported Folds of Honor recently, raising over $109,600 to fund educational scholarships to assist the spouses and children of American’s fallen or disabled military and first responders,” said Dennis Host, Coborn’s, Inc.’s senior vice president of marketing and communications.
“Special thanks to our guests, who supported Folds of Honor so generously during our September round-up campaign. We are extremely proud to have partnered with Folds of Honor to support these families.”
Throughout the month of September, guests were able to round up their order total to the nearest dollar to be donated to Folds of Honor when they shopped in-store or online at Coborn’s, Cash Wise, Marketplace Foods and Tadych’s Marketplace grocery and liquor store locations. Guests were also able to make $1, $5, and $10 monetary donations at checkout.
We are very grateful for the partnership with Coborn’s Inc and the community of patrons that supported our mission: Honor Their sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy, said Folds of Honor – Minnesota Executive Director, Matthew Bruns. “This donation will directly impact over 25 military and first responder families that live in the growing Coborn’s community. Coborn’s support signifies their unwavering commitment in honoring and supporting those who have served our nation and sacrificed for our liberty and freedoms.”
Folds of Honor Foundation was founded by Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney, a decorated F-16 fighter pilot. From its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 51,000 scholarships totaling about $240 million. Minority recipients represent 45% of all scholarships awarded. In 2022, the organization expanded its mission to America’s first responders, including police, fire, EMTs, and paramedics.
Our impact is greater together. Helping the dependents of American heroes pursue their educational dreams is possible only with the generosity of everyday citizens. If you would like to join in supporting our nation’s military and first responder families, you can become a Squadron member by visiting FoldsofHonor.org.